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Cyclist deserved none of the blame for fatal crash in Fulton County

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Cyclist deserved none of the blame for fatal crash in Fulton County It is not open season on bicyclists if they are within the traffic lane, to the left of the white line, contrary to the Fulton County sheriff’s comments [Gazette, June 27]. New York State traffic law affords cyclists the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. It specifies that the bicycle is to be driven near the right-hand edge or curb except when preparing ...


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Fritzdawg
July 2, 2013
12:42 a.m.

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Frank Elfland:
Agreed.
Even people like Snoop Dog have DEFIED ANYONE to find even a single person that was offended by what she said.

As per Jesse Jackson:
"The civil rights leader said Miss Deen shouldn’t be the “sacrificial lamb” in the racial discrimination battle".

muggy
July 2, 2013
6:11 a.m.

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Gillibrand started out as a gun-owning, NRA-supporting, blue dog Democrat. It didn't take long for the transformation.

wmarincic
July 2, 2013
7:11 a.m.

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Frank Elfland, When it comes to racism I look to the Jewish people, they were slaves for thousands of years and are the targets of many races of people who want to destroy them to this day. The Jews don't complain about their past and the horrors that their people have endured to this day. The Jewish people become as successful as they can, I had this conversation with a Jew the other day, he said to me, "Bill, theses people fight over and kill each other about who can walk on the sidewalks, we work and we buy the sidewalk", he also said, "we know what has happened in the past, we know the holocaust, we know the hatred aimed toward us, but we don't let the past define us".

gina99
July 2, 2013
8:11 a.m.

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Downtown is doing great with special events especially Art's Night-right Fred? Not even a parade other than the Christmas parade on Black Friday or the Holiday Parade at some random time.

justapto
July 2, 2013
8:28 a.m.

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Fred explains why Schenectady is 'doing great' because he says so. I will stick to the chowder fest and many other events Saratoga has going on.
Schenectady can't compete because they are in denial.

ChuckD
July 2, 2013
9:46 a.m.

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Thank you Tom Ambros. A man died out there, no less a man than the one that killed him.

gina99
July 2, 2013
3:56 p.m.

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Schenectady County is doing very poorly. County taxes 4X Saratoga County and 3X Albany County. Before the new County Home goes on budget. The only events "doing great" are run by volunteers like the Green Market with the usual phony political suspects uninvolved. Except to try to hog credit afterwards.

cidbil
July 2, 2013
4:10 p.m.

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The Zollites have spoken....nothing good ever happens in Schenectady. EVER!!!!...just ask the Zollites for they are all-knowing....

justapto
July 2, 2013
6:15 p.m.

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cidbil; the way I read it:
One opinion was presented that Schenectady can and should do more
Another opinion was made that Schenectady is just fine and how dare any one question that.
My opinion:
My taxes are sky high
Very few people frequent down town compared with other cities
We can do better to promote the city to include more frequent and diverse events downtown.
You are in denial!

cidbil
July 3, 2013
7:14 a.m.

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justapto: A typical Zollite response if I've ever read one. Of course the "my taxes are too high" argument rears it's ugly head in a discussion of things that are happening in the City.I've got news for you, I've never heard anyone say their taxes weren't too high.......but again I expect nothing less from a Zollite, whose mantra is "nothing good ever happens in Schenectady. EVER!!!!" Thanks for proving my point.

robbump
July 3, 2013
7:09 p.m.

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If, as Sheriff Lorey of Fulton County seems to believe ("Cyclist deserved none of the blame for fatal crash in Fulton County" letter by Tom Ambros), that motorists like John Damphier need not worry about being too close to other roadway users they pass ... then will Lorey similary refuse to charge the next driver who strikes an officer of the law who leaves his car to walk to the driver-side window of the car he has stopped?
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Regardless of speed, helmets, reflectors, motorists are charged with the duty of "due care" when passing cyclists, pedestrians, and even other vehicles.
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Hmmm... the term "equal protections" comes to mind

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